The Traton Group, which consists of the familiar MAN and Scania brands, together with the South American-based Volkswagen Truck & Bus, a change of legal corporate name from the local version, and its latest acquisition, Navistar in North America, has revealed its strategic direction going ahead. Plans include even greater component modularity, including within the powertrain, cab, software platforms, and chassis areas, with increased commonality of group-wide interfaces. The strategy plan also confirms that the latest 13-litre DCE engine will be the last combustion engine it will develop, as it concentrates on developing an ACE platform for autonomous, connected and electrified vehicles.
Financial targets include an 8% ROI across the group, while the Scania brand is aimed at 12%. Some of this ambitious target is expected to come from the continued roll-out of the new Super-based powertrain and a higher contribution from the highly profitable service business, as well as its forthcoming new venture in China.
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